Social Science Program Coordinator Whole Health Coach
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 668356200
This position is responsible for the delivery of Whole Health Coaching and skill development of the local Medical Center's Whole Health Coach program, including provision of care through coaching and promotion and education regarding Whole Health Coaching to Veterans and staff. the position is integral to supporting Whole Health Coaches and Veterans in navigating the Whole Health Journey, specifically through the Pathway, wellbeing, and Whole Health clinical care elements. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/18/2022. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Basic Requirement: You MUST meet the Basic Requirements and the Minimum Qualifications to qualify for this Social Science Program Coordinator position. Basic Experience: Four (4) years of appropriate experience in a position that demonstrates I have the acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. NOTE: Your experience must be fully documented in your resume and must include job title; duties; month & year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. OR, Basic Education: Successfully completed a full four (4) year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher, with a major study in behavioral science, social science, or related disciplines appropriate to this position. The number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. NOTE: Official/unofficial transcripts must be submitted with your application or your application will not be reviewed. Education cannot be credited without documentation. OR, Combination of Basic Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience that included courses equivalent to a major in behavioral or social science or a subject-matter field appropriate to this position, plus appropriate experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a 4-year course of study described above. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform work in this occupation. NOTE: If you qualify by a combination, transcripts are required, and your experience must be detailed in your resume. Specialized Experience GS-7 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Providing health coaching and/or providing information regarding lifestyle management including knowledge of health coaching structure, process, skills and techniques; experience coordinating with others as part of a health care team; knowledge of programs such as weight management, nutrition, exercise/fitness, smoking cessation, stress management, diabetes, pain management, etc.; experience developing treatment plans that focus on behavioral interventions; assist with data management analyses, special studies, and reports for use by management for budget preparation, workload projections, quality assurance and utilization reviews; knowledge of medical terminology; skill in the use of computer equipment with a variety of software applications including the ability to produce documents, reports, and educational materials; skill in the use of Microsoft office software and other databases to track, retrieve, and share information; and demonstration of skill in communication and interpersonal relations both orally and in writing providing clear and concise communication. NOTE: Your experience must be fully documented in your resume and must include job title; duties; month & year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement. NOTE: Official/unofficial transcripts must be submitted with your application or your application will not be reviewed. Education cannot be credited without documentation. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at both grade levels. You must have a combination of successfully completed graduate level education (beyond the first year) and 6 months of specialized experience, as described above, to meet the total requirements. The education portion must include graduate courses that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do to the work of this position. NOTE: If you qualify by a combination, transcripts are required, and your experience must be detailed in your resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements and Work Environment: While some of the work is sedentary including researching, writing, program planning and data analysis, the position will have periods of extensive walking and movement throughout the healthcare system, prolonged standing, and transporting light to medium weight objects. The Whole Health Coach will also be required to travel between sites (CBOCs and outlying clinics) encompassed in the healthcare system. The work is conducted in a medical center environment and involves risk of exposure to a variety of contagious diseases. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, air conditioned, and ventilated. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["Major Duties: Works with individuals and groups throughout the facility in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to develop and achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. Conducts Whole Health facilitated groups. Provides follow-up care through telephone clinics or secure messaging between face-to-face appointments. Reviews and develops treatment plans for/with Veterans. Coordinates care with Veterans' treatment providers, both primary and specialty care, to ensure identified goals are consistent with best practices for treatment and management of chronic illness. Promotes the use of health coaching throughout the facility, educating internal and external customers on the benefits of a coaching approach. Develops information for Veterans about the Whole Health Group and individual program. Conducts outreach activities to inform Veterans and family members of available programs. Serves on healthcare system, VISN, and/or national VA committees or task forces specifically relating to Whole Health or Health Coaching. Assists with data management analyses, special studies and reports for use by management for budget preparation, workload projections, and quality assurance and utilization reviews. Provides training and troubleshooting for other health coaches in health coaching administrative processes and associated supporting issues. Perform other related duties as assigned. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Social Science Program Coordinator Whole Health Coach/PD91326-A and PD91326-A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.